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A Chinese Biographical Dictionary 91

EiangBi, then in the power of the rebels, and took it by storm; upon which Ch'6n Hao abandoned his design upon An-ch4ng and returned to meet the foe in his rear. His fleet, while ascending the river Kan, encountered that of Wang Shou-jen; and after an obstinate engagement, Ch'6n Hao was defeated and taken prisoner. He was shortly afterwards executed at Tung-chou, on the Emperor's return firom his ill-fated journey to the south.

220 Ch'ên Hêng ^ @. A man of the Gh'i State, who assassinated liis sovereign, B.C. 479, in consequence of which crime Confucius l)egged the ruler of the Lu State to send a punitive expedition sgainst Ch4.

221 Ch'ên Hsiang ^ §| (T. i^^j^). 11th cent. A.D. A native ^f Foochow, distinguished for his labours in the cause of education in his native province. He also held several provincial posts, in "which he e£Fected many useful reforms. In 1068 he was sent on a onission to the Eitan Tartars; and a year later, as a Censor, he "porously opposed the innovations of Wang An-shih , who ^timately sent him back to the provinces. He was recalled by the Emperor shortly before his death at the age of 63, and appointed «ub-Beader in the Han-lin j College. Ssti-ma Euang and several ^Dther leading men were recommended by him to the Emperor.

222 Ch'ên Hsien . Ist cent. B.C. and A.D. A high legal official under the Emperors Ai Ti and P4ng Ti of the Han dynasty. Doable to countenance the changes introduced by Wang ^Mang, he tendered his resignation; and when Wang Mang 'Usurped the throne, he and his three sons all declined to hold office, and retired into private life. He concealed all his legal lxK)ks and documents in a wall, and continued to use the old ^endar of the Hans, declaring that he could not recognise the new calendar of the Wang family. His reputation had been that of a just judge, and he strongly impressed upon